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UNHCR special envoy Jolie visits Mosul, urges support for rebuilding

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 6:14pm
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie visited Mosul in northern Iraq on Saturday and urged the international community not to forget residents trying to rebuild their city.
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OMB's Kraninger picked to head U.S. CFPB: White House

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 6:06pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kathy Kraninger, an official from the White House Office of Management and Budget, is President Donald Trump's pick for permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a White House official said on Saturday.
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Taxi plows into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, injuring eight

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 3:36pm
By Jack Stubbs, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Maria Kiselyova
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Taxi plows into Moscow crowd including soccer fans, hurts eight

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 2:57pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow's Red Square on Saturday, injuring eight people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses said.
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Moscow police say seven hurt as taxi plows into crowd

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 1:56pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A taxi drove into a crowd of people near Moscow's Red Square on Saturday, injuring seven people including Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup, Russian officials and eyewitnesses said.
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Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban

BBC News - June 16, 2018 - 1:55pm
In an outpouring of goodwill, Taliban fighters and security force members have been seen hugging.
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Iceland hold Argentina to 1-1 draw as Messi misses penalty

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 1:44pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tiny Iceland made a stunning impact in their first-ever World Cup on Saturday when they held 2014 runners-up Argentina to a pulsating 1-1 draw but Lionel Messi's tournament began wretchedly as he saw his penalty saved by Hannes Halldorsson.
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Moscow police say eight hurt after taxi drives into crowd

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 12:55pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A taxi drove into a crowd of people in central Moscow on Saturday, injuring eight people including some Mexicans who are in the city for the soccer World Cup, Russian officials and an eyewitness said.
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Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 12:30pm
KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire.
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Islamic State says behind Afghanistan car bombing which kills 26 during Eid

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 12:01pm
KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire.
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Car bomb kills 26 during Eid ceasefire in east Afghanistan

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 10:46am
KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants elsewhere in the country celebrated an unprecedented ceasefire.
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Thai king takes control of some $30bn crown assets

BBC News - June 16, 2018 - 10:28am
The Crown Property Bureau transfers ownership of the royal assets after a change in the law.
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Defiant Merkel backs Europe migrant policy as Bavaria row simmers

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 7:02am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Migration is an issue that demands a European solution, German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Saturday, giving no ground in a showdown with her Bavarian allies that threatens her three-month-old coalition.
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Trade tariffs: Chinese media in Trump 'fools build walls' jibe

BBC News - June 16, 2018 - 7:01am
The US plans to impose tariffs on Chinese goods draw mocking criticism from the state news agency.
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Harvard University 'discriminates against Asian-Americans'

BBC News - June 16, 2018 - 6:05am
The prestigious US university denies the claim that it prefers white, black and Hispanic applicants.
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Arab alliance close to capturing Hodeidah airport, Yemen military says

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 4:56am
ADEN (Reuters) - Forces from an Arab alliance entered the airport in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah Saturday, the coalition-backed Yemeni military said, in the biggest offensive in the war against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement.
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Nicaragua's Ortega agrees to halt violence, allow foreign probe

Reuters News - June 16, 2018 - 12:43am
MANAGUA (Reuters) - The Nicaraguan government and civic groups on Friday agreed to halt all violence after two months of deadly political unrest, but President Daniel Ortega did not address a call by church mediators to allow for early elections.
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Nicaragua government, protesters call to end of violence

Reuters News - June 15, 2018 - 11:50pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Nicaragua's government and civic groups on Friday called for an end to violence after two months of deadly political unrest, but President Daniel Ortega did not address a call by church mediators to allow for early elections.
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U.S. judge sends ex-Trump campaign head Manafort to jail until trial

Reuters News - June 15, 2018 - 8:47pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace.
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From Lashkar Gar to Kabul: Afghanistan's march for peace

BBC News - June 15, 2018 - 7:27pm
Ordinary Afghans are marching from Helmand to Kabul to demand an end to 40 years of war and violence.
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